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June 15, 2014 7:01:24 AM

I have 70GB unaccounted data missing on my 250GB EVO SSD. Have tried numerous disk clean ups but it doesn't free up/ bring back this data....also erased any `Old windows` data as well. Any help would be appreciated .

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a c 864 G Storage
June 15, 2014 7:06:10 AM

hibernation file
pagefile
hidden files

They can all take up a lot of space that you don't see.
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June 15, 2014 7:08:12 AM

You likely have a large amount of data taken up by window's hibernation file. If you don't make your computer hibernate i would suggest deleting it.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.s...

Also make sure when you disk clean up you remove click "cleanup system files" and remove any unneeded restore points
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June 15, 2014 7:09:49 AM

Okay. where do i access them and can the data be deleted....but im missing 70GB+- of a 250GB SSD. I only have about 50+-GB actually used.
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June 15, 2014 7:14:57 AM

Just checking the link...but dont have Hibernate active. dont see it in the log off/start menu.
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a c 864 G Storage
June 15, 2014 7:19:19 AM

WinDirStat can help visualize where that space is going
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June 15, 2014 7:32:17 AM

USAFRet said:
WinDirStat can help visualize where that space is going


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June 16, 2014 12:44:08 PM

i have tried the above but have no idea how to read the info. wanted to send a screenshot of the results but cant seem to send it via this reply method?
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a c 864 G Storage
June 16, 2014 12:49:58 PM

Take a screenshot. The Snipping Tool in Win 7 & 8 works well
Save that somewhere
Upload it to imagur https://imgur.com/
It will produce a BB code you can paste here in a reply.
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a c 864 G Storage
June 16, 2014 12:57:04 PM

The two big orange things on the right. Hover over and see what they are
That would seem to be hiberfil.sys and pagefile.

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June 16, 2014 1:01:44 PM

ok and then what? do i need to post a screenshot?
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a c 864 G Storage
June 16, 2014 1:03:41 PM

Also, a "250GB" drive is not 250GB of actual space.

Probably 232GB.
250 - 70 = 180
232 - 180 = 52GB theoretical missing space, not 70GB
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June 16, 2014 1:07:32 PM

yeah i know. but out of 250GB there is 232GB usable after install OS Win7. Properties says i have 89.2GB used...but in reality only have about 50GB+- actually stored on the SSD? Does that sound right?
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a c 864 G Storage
June 16, 2014 1:11:58 PM

sparkygroover said:
yeah i know. but out of 250GB there is 232GB usable after install OS Win7. Properties says i have 89.2GB used...but in reality only have about 50GB+- actually stored on the SSD? Does that sound right?


So:
89.2GB used. What specifically is telling you this?
50+GB is what yo think it should be.

Leaving a 39GB disparity. That could easily be the pagefile and hibernation file, and other stuff you don't see. How much RAM do you have installed?
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June 16, 2014 1:13:00 PM

USAFRet said:
sparkygroover said:
yeah i know. but out of 250GB there is 232GB usable after install OS Win7. Properties says i have 89.2GB used...but in reality only have about 50GB+- actually stored on the SSD? Does that sound right?


So:
89.2GB used. What specifically is telling you this?
50+GB is what yo think it should be.

Leaving a 39GB disparity. That could easily be the pagefile and hibernation file, and other stuff you don't see. How much RAM do you have installed?


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June 16, 2014 1:15:35 PM

I have 8GB Kingston RAM ( 2x4)....matched pairs if that makes sense. im just reading the numbers and they dont add up. i read it as missing data. the `pagefile` hibernationfile` can i delete them? will that help?
Eventually i`ll get a bigger main SSD drive as this is filling up too quickly ;) 
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a c 864 G Storage
June 16, 2014 1:17:50 PM

sparkygroover said:
yeah i know. but out of 250GB there is 232GB usable after install OS Win7. Properties says i have 89.2GB used...but in reality only have about 50GB+- actually stored on the SSD? Does that sound right?


On a drive advertised at 250GB, 232GB is the starting point, not after the OS is installed.

Just like my 128GB drive. It actually starts out at 119GB. Or 110GB, depending on what specific window is telling you that....:D 
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June 16, 2014 1:21:35 PM

ahha..okay thats a bit clearer. bit naughty actually. guess i miss read the 232GB thinking it was usable space after the OS.
But still SSD`s are still the sh*t regardless of marketing ploys ;)  Thanks.
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